List of illustrations

  • Portrait of Malik Ambar
  • The Captive Slave
  • Bust of an African Woman
  • Captain Speedy and The Little Prince Alamayou Of Abyssinia
  • Uncle Tom and Little Eva
  • El Velorio
  • Portrait d'une négresse
  • Petrus Camper
  • Nationalgesichter. Ein Spanier, Hollander, Mohr, Virginier
  • Espèces. Blanche; Nègre Eboë; Orang. (Singe)
  • Untitled
  • A Meeting of Connoisseurs
  • Sketch of Wilson, the black model
  • Sketch of Wilson, the black model
  • Study of Wilson, the black model, seen from behind
  • A Negro Overpowering a Buffalo - A Fact Which Occurred in America, 1809
  • Study for La révolte du Caire
  • Harangue du général Bonaparte avant la bataille des Pyramides, 21 juillet 1798, detail
  • Boxers
  • Mameluke Soldier Holding a Lance
  • Study of a Model
  • Head of a Black Wearing a Turban
  • Portrait of a Negro
  • Portrait of Aspasie, the Mulatto Woman
  • Study of a Nude Black
  • Full-length study of a black model
  • Study for Empress Josephine and the Fortune-Teller
  • Portrait de la négresse Albinos
  • The Contrast
  • Der Negerkorporal
  • Seated Nubian
  • Black Boy
  • Korah Man with a Spear in a Landscape
  • Bushmen Hottentots Armed for an Expedition
  • Booshuana Women Manufacturing Earthen Ware
  • A Korah Hottentot Village on the Left Bank of the Orange River
  • Portrait of Peclu
  • Portrait of Hanacom
  • Profile view of Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus"
  • Frontal view of Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus"
  • Three Views of the Head of a Native, Probably a Sakalava, Madagascar
  • Lion Hunt
  • Worldly Folk Questioning Chimney Sweeps and Their Master Before Christ Church Philadelphia
  • Black Methodists Holding a Prayer Meeting
  • How do you like de Waltz, Mr. Lorenzo
  • The Art of Love
  • Master James Crow
  • Miss Jim-ima Crow
  • Jim Crow
  • Dance in a Country Tavern
  • Hanging of Freeman
  • Study for Militia Training: Boy Dancing
  • The Power of Music
  • The Banjo Player
  • War News from Mexico
  • War News from Mexico, detail
  • A German Immigrant Inquiring His Way
  • The Toy Seller
  • The Nigger Boat Builder
  • Noir que baignait un cheval noir
  • The Sultan of Morocco and his Entourage
  • The Arab Tale-Teller
  • The Arab Tale-Teller, detail
  • The Lion Hunt
  • Prise de la smalah d'Abd-el-Kader, detail
  • The Punishment of the Hooks
  • Eastern Letter Writer
  • A Study of Five Negro Heads
  • Nubienne
  • La sultane noire
  • The Harem
  • Gala
  • Nègre du Darfour, also called Nègre de Tombouctou
  • African Venus
  • Nègre en costume algérien
  • Bashi-Bazouk
  • Portrait of a Moroccan Black, perhaps Farragi
  • L'exécution de la juive
  • Danse des nègres à Tanger
  • Black Musician
  • Study for the painting "Fellahs halant une dahbiek (Egypte)
  • Le barbier nègre à Suez
  • Bateleurs nègres dans les tribus
  • Femmes arabes en voyage, detail
  • Femmes arabes en voyage
  • Marché arabe dans la plaine de Tocria
  • Marché arabe dans la plaine de Tocria, detail
  • Markt in Kairo
  • Le prince de Joinville à une danse nègre à I'lle de Gorée (Sénégal), décembre 1842
  • Village de Diodoumé (Fleuve du Sénégal)
  • Maison desclaves à Gorée
  • A Zulu in Visiting Dress
  • Zulu Woman Making Pottery
  • Portrait of Maqoma
  • Portrait of Sandilla
  • Witch Doctor with Woman and Children
  • Reach on the Kowie River
  • Ford at Junction of Kat and Brak Rivers
  • Saltmaking on the Zambesi (Mozambique)
  • Working a Coal Seam near Tete (Mozambique) on the Lower Zambezi
  • The Battle of Blauwkrantz, 1838
  • A Zulu War Dance
  • Dance of the Matabele (Ndebele) Warriors
  • Die Zulus
  • Musizierende Kunstreiterbuben
  • Die Wilden
  • In der Tierbude
  • Death of Saranapalus
  • Sheet of sketches for The Death of Sardanapalus
  • Women of Algiers in their Apartment
  • Odalisque with a Slave
  • Women of Algiers in their Apartment
  • Othello beside Desdemona's corpse
  • Les amies
  • Esther Preparing Herself to Meet King Ahasuerus
  • The Beloved (The Bride)
  • Olympia
  • Slave Market, Cairo
  • Sklavenmarkt in Kairo
  • Il Ballo dell'Ape
  • Schwarzes Mädchen im Bach
  • Pourquoi naître esclave
  • The Octoroon
  • Nackte Sklavin
  • L'emancipazione dalla schiavitù
  • Israel in Egypt
  • Israel in Egypt, detail
  • Israel in Egypt, detail
  • Les porteurs de mauvaises nouvelles
  • La porte du sérail: Souvenir du Caire
  • Nubian Guard
  • The Guards of the Harem
  • Death of Cleopatra
  • Les Chérifas, detail
  • The Master's Favorite
  • Harem Scene
  • The Victory of Faith
  • Les deux perles
  • Diana d'Efeso egli schiavi
  • La Gorgone e gli eroi
  • Female Model
  • The Dancing Lesson
  • A Visit From the Old Mistress
  • Dressing for the Carnival
  • The Cotton Pickers
  • Sunday Morning
  • Our Gang
  • Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit
  • Both Members of This Club
  • Under a Palm Tree
  • The Conch Divers
  • Portrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • Portrait of Laure
  • La négresse aux pivoines
  • La toilette
  • Le nègre Scipion
  • Un Othello
  • Deurwachter
  • Masques regardant un nègre bateleur
  • Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
  • Footit et Chocolat
  • Ein Mohr, die Zeitung lesend ("Politische Studien")
  • Familiegroep
  • Düd, ein Djur
  • Konkomba Männer im Federschmuck (Nord-Togo)
  • Der Zug der Nassamaske im Lärmtanz bei den Tschamba
  • Trachten der Muntschi (Nigeria)
  • View of Herbert Ward's studio in Paris
  • The Idol Maker
  • The Fire Maker
  • Femme Foulah
  • The Mango Trees, Martinique
  • Manaò tupapaú (Spirit of the Dead Watching)
  • The Sleeping Gypsy
  • Virgin Forest with Setting Sun−Negro attacked by a Jaguar
  • Two Women
  • Photograph of Africans: Two Targui women
  • Milly Sleeping (Milly Schlafend)
  • The Three Kings
  • Der Sieger (Kriegsbeute)
  • Shilluk Warrior (Northeast Africa)
  • Cursed Be the Day Wherein I Was Born
  • Self-portrait in letter to Zapater
  • Portrait of a piebald black
  • Portrait of Queen Maria Luisa
  • Que Sacrificio
  • The Blind Guitarist
  • Black Holding Serpent
  • Black Holding Iguana
  • Duchess of Alba with Maria de la Luz
  • Giulia Samoilova with Her Adopted Daughter Giovanina and a Black Page
  • Count Antonio Litta with Two Black Servants
  • Anatole Demidov and His Black Page
  • Bathsheba
  • Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich as a Child with His Soldier and Court Black
  • Countesses Maria Pototskaya and Sophia Shuvalova
  • Alexandra and Olga Shishmareva
  • Princesses Sophia and Yelizaveta Volkonskaya
  • Portrait of Alexander Pushkin
  • Caricature of Abraham Gannibal (or Self-Portrait?)
  • Ibrahim Embracing the Countess
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